Payment of compensation to flood-hit people approved

Payment of compensation to flood-hit people approved

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved the disbursement of compensation for the rehabilitation of flood damaged houses and directed that the process should be initiated from the most affected district of D.I. Khan on October 8.

He also directed to allocate 20pc of the donations collected in the chief minister’s flood relief fund for undertaking health and livestock related relief activities in Balochistan.

He was chairing a meeting of the committee set up to oversee the management and utilization of the flood relief fund.

The meeting reviewed the mechanism for utilization of funds and decided that the provision of compensation packages would be started from heavily affected districts of D.I. Khan and Tank.

The compensation package of Rs400,000 per house would be provided for completely damaged whereas Rs160,000 each to the partially damaged house.

The meeting was informed that a transparent and multilayered mechanism had been adopted to ensure judicious disbursement of flood relief funds.

Initial assessment of damages is personally reviewed and approved by the district administration followed by scrutiny through PDMA and final verification by NADRA after which compensation amount is directly transferred to the bank accounts of affectees.

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